LOVE is all we need in order to be world changers, starting from own selves, our families, villages, communities, and country at large, simply because love changes everything it touches.
The LOVE of Christ opened a new chapter in all our lives the moment Christ paid the ultimate price on the cross for the sake of bringing us peace and freedom.
1 Peter 2:24 “He personally carried our sins in His body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. By His wounds you are healed.” (NLT)
Wherever the LOVE of Christ touches, transformation follows!
Praise the LORD.
-Kisembo Albert, Uganda
A lesson in sharing
"A few months back, the spirit of sharing that l saw being exhibited by these little ones was so touching; for even when they were hungry, they shared among themselves the little they had. It was obvious that what was at hand was not enough for just even one person! This communicates volumes.
1 John 3:16-19 'We know what real love is because Jesus gave up His life for us. So we ought to give up our lives for our brothers and sisters. If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion-how can GOD's love be in that person? Dear children, let's not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions. Our actions will show that we belong to the truth, so we will be confident when we stand before GOD.'
Please pray for our upcoming Outreach with Frontline Ministries. With the LORD's provision, we shall reach the little ones with Love, clothing, etc., and the Word of hope using Scripture booklets from World Missionary Press..
In serving the LORD, our entire focus is to move forward always since the onus is on us to live to the expectations of our Father in Heaven.
Every influential person on earth was once a helpless baby. Every oak once was an acorn, and every great structure was once a mere blue print on paper. No matter where we stay or come from, once we walk and talk to the LORD faithfully, with all our hearts, bodies, souls and minds, He listens and responds.
Therefore, it’s not where we are today, but where we are going that counts, for there is always Light at the end of the tunnel. John 1:5 "The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it."
Shared by Mike Prieur on Albert Kisembo's Facebook Page, WMP Ambassador in Uganda
"A new commandment" -Tom Faunce
The commandment of our Lord is not a heavy burden, nor a weight to drag us down; it’s the greatest gift He has given us, it is Agape love. When I think of the Lord’s command as He said this is the New Commandment I give to you, which is the eternal commandment that is everlasting, I think of the life in Christ. --- A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. (John 13:34 KJV)
Love is the Living Water that flows freely through the Born-Again soul. How can anyone who claims the name of Jesus dam it up with selfishness? Truly this is not the way of the Cross. There is no greater joy in the Christian life than to be that outpouring. The Holy Spirit came to anoint us in such love that flows straight from the heart and throne of God. In Him we have life, and in Him life flows through us. Shall we live our Christian walk with such marvelous a fountain of mercy within, not opening the floodgates of love, but shutting it off to a world so in need of His grace? No, let it never be said of us that we would ever allow such self-centeredness to be within. We love, because He loves, this is that greatest gift of being Born Again. ---Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning. Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth. He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now. He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him. (1 John 2:7-10 KJV)
This is my mission letter and I was going to start off about what the next outreach is, but in my heart, I felt the best expression of sharing what any of us do in Christ is love. Truly it is not crossing the seas, but abiding in the Cross, the finished work of Jesus Christ. I am ever grateful for the love that has been shared and is shared from so many friends, to reach those who are so in need of mercy, as we were before He filled us with His grace. --- For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. (Romans 5:6-9 KJV)
I will be leaving for Cambodia soon. I am praying for open doors to put in three wells, one is paid for already, working on the other two. My desire also in my soul is to go back to Africa soon after, in which we are doing the building for the Mill Project. The harvest is plenty, and so is His love. In Cambodia, we will also be doing more playgrounds for children, and also reaching out to the Muslim Boat People, and wherever He may lead us. Please pray for this, and the needs that arise to do all He commanded us to do, which is love to the furthermost ends of this world. ---- And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. (Matthew 24:14 KJV)
I look forward to going, yet always difficult to leave my family behind, but all is in His hands, there is no greater place for all of us to be. Again, thank you all for being such a channel of His love. To love as He loves is a wonderful command; He is the Crystal-Clear River of Life that flows through the dry desert of this world that is dying. Let us get into the depth of this River and go with His flow of His love spilling forth this wonderful mercy that many would drink of His mercy and grace. ----- He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (John 7:38 KJV)
Thank you for your love & Support
Tom and Julie
1 John 3;16
Taking the Word to the hearts of men.: Acts 1:8
Note: This was posted to Facebook earlier this year, but the needs are still great.
Before the sunset this day, before we lay our head to rest and settle in, we have the opportunity to love someone, to express the grace of God within our lives to another. This is our greatest testimony, to be a vessel pouring out the love He has poured into us. It is not a difficult thing, do not have to be some ordained minister or have a degree in theology, just have to be real in Jesus. That is what folks long to see, the real thing. True love is never faked or can be imitated for that which comes from above and lights up our life will break forth through us like the rays of the setting sun. So before you end this day, show forth the compassion within to a world so in need of His grace. --- To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace. (Luke 1:79 KJV)
~Tom Faunce, A long-time friend of WMP and servant to the nations
The beautiful photography below is his as well.
“I am a member of Courtside Ministries, a Christian evangelical ministry. We have prayer tables outside courthouses, and we ask as people pass by if they would like to pray. It is a very effective ministry. We have 23 teams now at various courthouses and last year God touched tens of thousands of lives through this ministry. Over 3,900 came to know Christ, and we gave out more tracts and Bibles than we can count. We also give out church referrals and have pastors do follow up on those who accept the Lord on site. It is an amazing ministry. I have been studying Islam (as best I can in the time I have) and am being led to get prepared. Based on how the Lord has worked in my life up to now, that makes me certain I will be in contact with some Islamic believers soon. I would like to have a few of your booklets. I will keep four in Arabic and one in English and pass three in Arabic and one in English to two other teams. If our board feels it is not wasting your resources, I will probably come back and get more.”
-Ramona J., Indiana, USA
“I work as a doctor at a hospital in Sweden. I distribute the booklets to people in crisis and severe situations for them to be aware that there is a God and a way to reach that God. My father-in-law sometimes helps me in talking to people about the Lord and His Son, Jesus Christ, as soon as possibilities arise. We have great use for the booklets, and I humbly ask you to send us some to keep us going.” -Dr. Jonathan H., Sweden
An Inmate's Powerful Testimony
"I had seen other inmates with the Scripture-text Datebook and rebelled [against] it as religious psycho-babble propaganda. I was made to go to church as a youth, by parents who were non-attenders themselves. I had become disheartened with church and spent all of these years (42), feeling I could handle everything life threw at me. In January of this year, I was given a Datebook by my cellmate. Instead of rejecting it, and him interpreting it as my rejecting his kindness, I put on a show of reading it. I eventually used it to write down daily plans and deeds. I then started reading the daily Scriptures, and His light opened my eyes. My heart felt a great burden lifted as I opened it and my brain to His righteousness. I cannot do this time or my life alone. I need Him!" ~Geoffrey F.
“It's me again, coming to you live from Lorain County Correctional Institute. Well, anywho [sic], I have been moved. I was not able to bring my Bible studies and booklets with me seeing as there was but one set that I left for the county jail. Can you please send me two sets of the literature this time around, if possible. Thank you for your time and your ministry. Oh, and by the way, the men were so grateful for those booklets and Bible studies. It was like Christmas. They almost argued over them, then worked out a sharing system. 'Blessed is the peacemaker for he shall be called a child of God.' Amen. Let's see if I can do this again and get even more people excited about the living God! Last trip, the Lord gave me about 50 people to influence in Christ. Now He has given me double that. Let's see what He does here. May God be with you all at WMP and may our Father continue uniting the many ministries of Christ. I pray to hear from you soon.” ~Aaron M.
Report of phone call: “Maria called exuding joy and excitement. She was talking so fast to try to share the few stories she relayed! She says one of her favorite places to witness is aboard cruise ships. She meets so many people from all over the world. She says she gets more joy out of talking to people about Jesus than the actual cruise itself! That’s the main reason she goes on cruises! On one of her port stops, Maria visited a jewelry shop and asked if anyone needed prayer. The owner said her leg was hurting and she couldn’t move it. She prayed, and the woman said it still hurt and she still couldn’t move it very well. Maria said, ‘Well, that’s not good enough! Let’s pray again.’ The leg was healed! She could move it! While praying for this woman, six more people were lined up to be prayed for. The owner then brought a man with a tumor in his mouth, and they saw it shrink! Maria called asking for booklets. She said, ‘I saw so many things happen and had run out of booklets! I need booklets! People get saved and healed, and I like to leave them with material to help them know God and grow.’ She told of another lady who was practicing witchcraft. She led her to Jesus and then some of her family members. Maria is excited about Jesus and couldn’t stop talking about Him! She thanked us for all that we do and is so grateful for our materials. She loves sharing with others about WMP. She even told a Christian newspaper in her area about WMP!”
Receiving Jesus in Brazil!
“In São Miguel Paulista, the biggest district in São Paulo, a family lives with eight people—parents and six children (four girls and two boys). It was a terrible hell—fights and arguments day and night between husband and wife, parents and children and brothers. One of the daughters, Solange, was feeling too anguished, and seeing her family in trouble, went looking for a place to get peace to go on surviving. She [looked in] different churches, dangerous places, and spiritualism but found nothing. One Sunday all the family left the house, each one in a different direction, and this young [woman] was alone when a group of religious brothers gave her the booklets O Caminho para Deus (The Way to God) and Como Conhecer a Deus (How to Know God). This girl read it during all the week. On Sunday she went to the church and accepted Jesus as the Savior of her soul. She was born again for Jesus’ glory. A few months after her testimony, her parents did the same and in a short period of time her sisters [also were born again]. Only the guys did not yet. It is a big reward of God for our dedication to evangelical work. It has been possible through much cooperation and the literature, which is so wonderful.” ~Clovis, N., Brazil